Telltale CEO Kevin Bruner announced that he would be stepping down from his position this week. Bruner was one of the co-founders of the studio, which has since become famous for storytelling games like The Walking Dead, Tales from the Borderlands, and most recently, Batman.
The Telltale CEO’s reason for leaving was that he believed that the company needed someone else to lead it to the next level, and all of the challenges that that will entail. Previously, Bruner had stepped in as CEO of the company after the other co-founder, Dan Conners, stepped down back in 2015. Connors will instead be stepping back into the role of CEO.
In the meantime, Bruner will still remain on Telltale’s Board of Directors during the transition, though what he plans to do afterward still hasn’t been revealed yet. Whether he will remain as part of Telltale, or leave to do something else, remains to be seen.
Telltale has recently experienced a great deal of success with a number of its games, including Tales from the Borderlands, its Batman series, and the most recent season of The Walking Dead. This came after a slightly rocky period in the company’s history when extremely delayed games like The Wolf Among Us, and games with controversial endings like Game of Thrones (not to mention the technical issues with the studio’s engine) had gotten it a large amount of criticism. Its Minecraft Story Mode game also wasn’t very popular with the older members of the fanbase.
In the meantime, Conners will continue being the Telltale CEO, and just in time for the studio’s Guardians of the Galaxy game, and who knows what else will be coming down the Telltale pipeline? We may get another season of The Wolf Among Us, more Game of Thrones, more Batman, or even something that Telltale hasn’t revealed yet.